In Gem County, Idaho, It's a Crime to be a "Constitutionalist"
Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute
October 1, 2012
Organic farmers Michael Gibbons and his wife Marcela were minding their own business at their home outside Emmett, Idahowhen practically the entire Gem County Sheriff?s Office arrived. Marcela was seized by a deputy and dragged from the house at gunpoint. When Michael came out of the house he was forced to kneel with his back to a deputy who was pointing the muzzle of an assault rifle at his head.
With Michael in handcuffs and Marcela under armed guard, the deputies ? led by Sheriff Chuck Rolland ? conducted an illegal search of the home, finding what they thought was a marijuana growing operation. It proved to be an indoor nursery for organic tomatoes. Although Michael was given a misdemeanor citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, no arrests were made.
The pretext for this assault was a 911 call from a neighbor reporting that Michael and Marcela had an argument. En route, one of the deputies suggested that a paramilitary approach would be justified, saying of Michael: ?He?s a constitutionalist.?
Idahois literally the last place inAmericawhere we would expect to see a local sheriff throwing a man into the dirt and threatening his life because he?s a constitutionalist.
Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.